Tuesday, May 24, 2011

“Timeliness pipeline livelihood timeframe”: HIGHLIGHTS of a LIFE WRITING POETRY

08/04: PHiSH Coventry Festival, VT: in attendance

04/05: After three years, moved from Atlanta to Philadelphia
09/05: At B&N for Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons, met CAConrad
10/05: Pre-Yonder Mountain String Band show, met future fiancée

10/06: Started working at The Inquirer & Daily News: copywriter
10/06: First acceptance to Otoliths (Australia)
At Bats: 9 acceptances + 28 rejections received in 2006

06/07: Jambands.com named my blog June "Fan Site of the Month"
05/07: New Orleans Jazz Fest, in attendance
07/07: First acceptance to Coconut
08/07: Philadelphia Folk Fest, in attendance for the first time
08/07: Invited to join editorial staff of Painted Bride Quarterly
At Bats: 17 acceptances + 71 rejections received in 2007

01/08: First book released: Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books)
02/08: First public reading since 2000
03/08: Featured in Philadelphia City Paper
04/08: Pooch and I head west: Grand Canyon, Sedona, love
04/08: Featured in PASTE Magazine (Gnarles Barkley cover)
04/08: Met/befriended poet Tamara Oakman
05/08: Invited to submit to American Poetry Review, accepted
05/08: Bookslut Indie Heart Throb, first appearance
07/08: Met/befriended poet Ernest Hilbert, e-verse radio
08/08: e-chap released: JAM> (ungovernable press)
10/08: Phillies win World Series, in attendance
11/08: Inspired by Phillies’ victory, wrote first sonnet
At Bats: 25 acceptances + 73 rejections received in 2008

02/09: Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits) blurbs jambandbootleg
03/09: Traveled to Italy for the first time: St. Catherine's head
03/09: Invited to read at University of Pittsburgh Poetry Club
07/09: Second book released: jambandbootleg (A-Head Publishing)
07/09: Surrender to the Flow reviews jambandbootleg
08/09: Met/befriended poet/fiction writer Bojan Louis
10/09: Relix Magazine reviews jambandbootleg
10/09: Bookslut Indie Heart Throb, second appearance
10/09: PHiSH 8, California: in attendance
11/09: First appearance of poem-comic: hot pepper people
At Bats: 23 acceptances + 51 rejections received in 2009

02/10: Me and Pooch in Puerto Rico: the bioluminescent lagoon!
02/10: Third book released: wild life rifle fire (Otoliths Books)
05/10: Invited to read at the Poetry Lab in Vienna, VA
05/10: *BIG TIME* voted May Goodreads Poem of the Month
08/10: First submission of Trombone Bubble Bath, rejected
08/10: Splitleaves Press broadsides my NOLA Jazz Fest poems
09/10: Invited to read for Whose City? of the Philadelphia Fringe Fest
10/10: First appearance of fifth manuscript, Take Out Delivery
10/10: “THISAREA COUNTY FAIR” accepted by Black Warrior Review
12/10: First reading at Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY
12/10: wild life rifle fire nominated Goodreads Poetry of the Year
At Bats: 22 acceptances + 52 rejections received in 2010

02/11: First AWP Conference: didn't register, drunk for four days
03/11: First Tweet: "you make me want to"
05/11: First draft of sixth manuscript: Jacques Lipchitz

06/26: Fox Chase Reading Series (Paul Siegell and Ocean Vuong)
07/11: PHiSH Super Ball IX, Watkins Glen, NY: awww yeah!


  1. “I am the most curious of all to see what will be the next thing that I will do.” -Jacques Lipchitz

  2. *A Good-Surprise Experience Awaits*